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Old 09-23-2013, 07:58 PM
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HD200 slow when connected to server


I finally got an HD200 and I am experiencing extremely slow performance when connected to the server. Menus crawl never mind playing video. I have it on a wireless N network using an adapter the previous owner had used. It seems to connect ok. I would expect that perhaps video playback would be choppy but not the menus themselves to be so sluggish.

I am currently at firmware 20100909 0

The server is running on a athlon x-2 3800 cpu, 2GB memory, 2 TB of storage. It runs sage very nicely.

I can connect to the server and navigate with place shifter no problem.

edit: I also did a complete reset. The network set itself up a little better but the thing is still wonky.

Any troubleshooting suggestions to start?

Hooked the server and the HD200 to a spare router directly and the lag issue went away. Clearly my wireless was not up to snuff although I was surprised it was so severe. At least I know what to work on

Last edited by ChrisNH; 09-23-2013 at 09:10 PM. Reason: Solved my problem, sort of.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:52 AM
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The solution...

I took an old 300mbs wireless N router I had lying around and put DD-WRT on it. I then set it up in "client bridged" mode. I plugged my HD200 into that and put the server in the basement on the "master" router. This seems to work well and has solved the issues I was experiencing with menu and streaming performance.

As a bonus a few legacy Wireless-G things were also put on the bridge removing the last of my legacy mixed mode devices from every day use. The best part was that it was sort of free.

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